Sanathnagar

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Sanathnagar
Neighborhood
Kanjerla Laxminarayana Yadav Park
Kanjerla Laxminarayana Yadav Park
Country  India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad
Metro Hyderabad
Government
 • Body GHMC
Languages
 • Official Telugu & Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 018
Lok Sabha constituency Secunderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sanathnagar
Planning agency GHMC
Civic agency GHMC

Sanathnagar is an industrial and residential suburb in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, and is one of the most densely populated suburbs in India.[1]

In the past it served as a residential area for officers, known as SRT quarters. It has since grown to include neighboring localities such as the Czech colony, parts of BK Guda, Subhash Nagar colony, Tulisi nagar, Jayaprakash nagar colony, and the ESI area.

Story[edit]

The industrial area of Sanathnagar includes small and medium-scale chemical, pharmaceutical, electrical, and mechanical industries. Pharmaceutical companies such as Bright Star Rubber, Divi's, Sipra, Gland Pharma Limited, and Lamco and major automobile service centers such as GM motors, TATA motors, Toyota, Chevrolet, Daewoo, Bajaj, Volvo, Skoda, etc. are located in this district. The main branch of the post office is also located in this industrial area. The engineering companies Voltas and Allwyn were formerly located in Sanathnagar, as was the automobile manufacturer Ashok Leyland.

Real estate boom has taken over the once peaceful Czech colony

Now with Bakelyte Hylam made a residential property purchased and developed by Lodha Group a gated community is coming up at Sanathnagar with the name CASA Paradiso. Swamy Talkies, an age-old cinema theater, used to keep the public entertained and is now converted into a function hall. Major national banks such as the State Bank of India, HDFC, State Bank of Hyderabad, Andhra Bank and big retail stores like D-Mart are also located here. Urbanization can be seen in areas like the Czech colony, and in other pockets of this suburb.

The Sunday market located at Sanathnagar-Erragadda main road is one of the busiest, selling all kinds of second hand goods and many other miscellaneous items.

Education[edit]

Early schools set up in this area include Covells High School, the first ever school that was established in Sanathnagar[citation needed] in 1964. The following year, the St. Theresa's girls high school became the second school built. Hindu Public School is the largest school in Sanathnagar. Other schools located in this suburb are the, Neena High School (established in 1984), Vasistha Vidyalaya, and the Little Scholars School. Hindu college for women is a prominent college in the suburb.

Healthcare[edit]

St. Theresa's Hospital, one of the earliest hospitals in the area

St. Theresa's Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in the area. This hospital has recently undergone renovations to accommodate more wards. The government owned ESI hospital is also present here. Chest hospital, TB hospital, a hospital for mental health are other government institutions located close to this suburb, providing health care for the poor.

Culture[edit]

The citizens of this area are generally peaceful as they come from different backgrounds and an interesting variety of religions. The Hanuman temple at Czech colony is one of the famous sites of Hinduism. Christianity was brought to this area by the Salesian missionaries, who brought early education to the area. Famous churches in this area are the St. Theresa's Church, Baptist Church and St. Paul's church at Czech colony.

The Masjid close to the bus depot is a famous one known as 'Jafri Masjid'. Apart from this there are few other Masjid's such as Masjid-e-Quba & Masjid-e-Ibrahimia. The 'Eid gah' near the Jafri Masjid is also very famous where Eid namaz are being offered.

Recreation[edit]

One of the many municipal parks at Sanathnagar

Sanathnagar is known for its municipal parks which can be found all over its suburbs, creating a natural atmosphere. The recent Laxmi Yadav park was a good addition to the existing parks and has now become the most loved park by the citizens. Wide open areas such as the Welfare ground, Milad ground, Vinayak ground, Nehru ground etc. provide good sporting avenues for kids and the youth. The Sanathnagar-Fathenagar-Balkampet flyover provides a good aerial view of the Begumpet airport and is enjoyed by the public in the evenings.

Transport[edit]

MMTS station at Sanathnagar

Sanathnagar has an TSRTC Bus Terminal, linking it to all the major suburbs of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Sanathnagar has a MMTS station providing local rail connectivity to important parts in Hyderabad.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

Sanathnagar consists of other smaller localities such as BK Guda, Ravindra Nagar Colony, Czech Colony, Subhash nagar Colony, Jayaprakash Nagar Colony, and ESI (Hospital & quarters).

Representation[edit]

The Sanathnagar constituency is currently represented in the Telangana Legislative assembly by Talasani Srinivas Yadav and 101 constituency corporator Dr. Ayub Khan.[2][3]

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